Accident de Havilland DH.80 Puss Moth 179, Wednesday 21 August 1935
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Date:Wednesday 21 August 1935
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH80 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH.80 Puss Moth
Owner/operator:S of ACOp RCAF
Registration: 179
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Peterborough, Ontario -   Canada
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RCAF Camp Borden, ON
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Received at Downsview 21.11.30. First flown after assembly 28.3.31 and taken on charge by RCAF as 179 on 10.4.31; to FTW/2TS Camp Borden. To Ottawa 2.7.31 and to Transportation Flight, Ottawa 9.7.31. To Practice Flight, Ottawa 29.8.31. Returned to Camp Borden 15.9.31

To de Havilland for strengthening of wing brace struts, 26.9.31 to 9.10.31. Back to Borden when completed. Badly damaged in forced landing Peterborough, Ontario 16.11.31; to DH Canada 21.11.31 for repairs and mods to instrument flt trainer; Tail skid and rudder repaired by de Havilland from 3.12.31, at a cost of $18.20.

Returned to Camp Borden 31.3.32 [delivered 5.4.32]. Noted on 28.11.32 with 152:30 logged time Used for wing-flutter tests in 11.32. To School of Army Co-operation, Camp Borden [11.34].

Damaged in forced landing Peterborough, Ontario 21.8.35 and to storage pending a decision in its fate. Scrapped and burnt early in 9.36 at Camp Borden. Struck off charge 16.9.36


Revision history:

26-Feb-2013 13:01 Dr. John Smith Added
16-May-2013 16:58 Nepa Updated [Operator]
27-Aug-2021 10:46 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]
06-Jun-2024 09:44 Nepa Updated [Registration, Departure airport, Operator]

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